School Day

Excellent attendance and punctuality at school and to lessons is vital if children are to do well at school and in life.  We encourage our parents to ensure that their children are at school regularly and on time, thus valuing the importance of an education.  In this way we find that children develop a healthy attitude towards school.  Pupils should be in school on time, so that learning can start promptly.  Please find details of school start and finish times for the Academy below.



                        Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1                                                    Key Stage 2

                              Reception & Years 1 & 2                                                           Years 3, 4, 5 & 6




                      Doors open                  8:45 a.m.                                              Doors open               8:35 a.m.


                      Doors close                  9:00 a.m                                               Doors close              8:50 a.m


       Please sign in at the School Office if your child arrives at school after these times


                      End of day                    3:00 p.m.                                              End of day                3:05 p.m.



No children should arrive before 8:25 a.m. or be left unaccompanied in the playground at any time.



Lesson times

Below you will find details of the lesson times for each year group.  Please see separate sections for Playtimes and Lunchtimes which detail when these breaks take place for each year group.


Foundation Stage and Year 1

Lessons run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m



Year 2

Lessons run from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Year 3

Lessons run from 08:50 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.



Year 4

Lessons run from 08:50 a.m  to 12:20 p.m. and from 1:05 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.



Year 5

Lessons run from 08:50 a.m. to 12 noon and from 12:45 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.



Year 6

Lessons run from 08:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.




Children in Reception have regular opportunities to play throughout their day and so do not have a scheduled playtime.


Children in Year 1 and Year 2 have a 15 minute break mid-morning from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.


Children in Year 3 and Year 6 have a 15 minute mid-morning break from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m.


Children in Year 4 and Year 5 have a 15 minute mid-morning break from 10:45 to 11:00 a.m.





All  children have a 45 minute lunch break.  Lunch is eaten by all pupils in the Dining Hall.  Children who have hot school dinners are able to join those children who have a packed lunch and different year groups eat in the Dining Hall at the same time.


Details of lunchtimes for all pupils are shown below.


Reception pupils have lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Year 1 pupils have lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Year 2 pupils have lunch from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m.


Year 3 pupils have lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m


Year 4 pupils have lunch from 12:20 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.


Year 5 pupils have lunch from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m.


Year 6 pupils have lunch from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m




Assembly Times

Children take part in an assembly each day of the week, unless they are exempted from these.  Details of assemblies for each Key Stage are shown below.


Foundation Stage (Reception) and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & Year 2)

Pupils join together and have assembly, normally from 1:35 to 1:50 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.

Pupils have a class assembly in their classrooms on Fridays from 1:35 to 1:50 p.m.



Key Stage 2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6) 

Pupils join together and have assembly each day, normally from 1:10 to 1:25 p.m.



Themed Assemblies

The assemblies take on different themes throughout the week and these are shown below.


Mondays - Celebration Assembly.


Tuesdays - Collective Worship Assembly


Wednesday - Values Assembly


Thursdays - Singing Assembly


Fridays - Class Assembly




Please note that at times, to account for changes to school timetables because of whole school or key stage events, the focus of the assemblies may be changed without prior notice.